You think you know someone...
Would you bet your life on it?
A detective came to her home, drugged her and kidnapped her. She tries to make sense of it, but only one conclusion is possible: it's the past, come to claim her.
His new life seemed perfect - right up until the moment a missed call shatters everything. Ex-journalist Martin Scarsden checks his voicemail, and all he hears is his partner Mandy's terrified scream before the phone cuts off.
Racing home, he finds an unconscious man sprawled on the floor and Mandy gone. Someone has abducted her. But who, and why?
So starts a riveting tale of intrigue and danger, as Martin probes the hidden past of the woman he loves. But can he trust her, once her shocking secrets are finally revealed? Even if it means putting everything on the line...
Praise for Chris Hammer
'The best Australian crime novel for years' The Times
'Shimmers . . . A tortured tale of blood and loss' Val McDermid
'Intelligent, thought-provoking - an almost-perfect crime novel' Ann Cleeves
'Hammer is a great writer - a leader in Australian noir' Michael Connelly
'Stunning - a page-turner which stays long in the memory' Sunday Times
'Hammer's writing is so evocative the heat practically rises off the pages' Guardian
'A dark and brilliant thriller' Mail On Sunday